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September 4, 2020

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue, US billionaire vintner Bill Foley finds record New Zealand profits in premiumisation, Gebruder Weiss meets rising demand in e-sales with new delivery hub.

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue

Spain’s Escarrer family is focusing on renovated resort hotels, incorporating independent accommodation providers, digitalisation and its loyalty scheme in its post-coronavirus travel recovery strategy after the family-owned Melia Hotels International suffered its worst semester in history.

May 1, 2020

Family businesses are overcoming global coronavirus lockdowns by using innovative digital strategies to reassure audiences, update customers, share healthcare advice and pay tribute to their workforce.

Family businesses are overcoming global coronavirus lockdowns by using innovative digital strategies to reassure audiences, update customers, share healthcare advice and pay tribute to their workforce.

October 22, 2019

France family changes gear at NASCAR with merger and restructure, Goya Foods not for sale insists Unanue family, Hopeful Henry Sy family next gen “has a lot of rice to eat”.

France family changes gear at NASCAR with merger and restructure

The France family says it will drive the growth of the $3 billion US stock car racing industry over the next decade with its $2 billion merger of the family’s public track-owning entity into its private parent organisation NASCAR.

July 19, 2019

Benetton and LVMH are the latest global family businesses to enhance their brands by touting their sustainability commitments, but family experts note the value-adds of marketing authenticity to millennials and reputational rehabilitation.

Benetton and LVMH are the latest global family businesses to enhance their brands by touting their sustainability commitments, but family experts note the value-adds of marketing authenticity to millennials and reputational rehabilitation.

From 2020, Benetton Group collections will be increasingly sustainable with the use of mono-fibre, organic cotton, natural fibres, cellulose-based labels, natural dyes and laser and ozone treatments.

August 7, 2017

Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership, continues her discussion of 10 core disciplines based on the research she supervised into the strategic and entrepreneurial approaches taken by successful family enterprises. After her first five principles last week, here are her final five.

Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership, continues her discussion of 10 core disciplines based on the research she supervised into the strategic and entrepreneurial approaches taken by successful family enterprises. After her first five principles were explored last week, here are her final five.

August 4, 2017

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

London-based property firm Savoy Stewart called on businesses to take cybersecurity seriously after it looked at research by Gov.uk on the attitudes of more than 1,500 UK companies in 11 sectors.

June 20, 2017
In the second of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, considers a family trust as a financial institution or a non-financial entity.

In the second of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, considers a family trust as a financial institution or a non-financial entity.

No one likes to be a square peg in a round hole. It doesn’t feel right. However, for protectors of family trusts with an eye on the new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) requirements, it can often be better for the trust to wear the incongruous name of “financial institution” than the alternative of “passive non-financial entity”.

June 15, 2017

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

Being the protector of a family trust can seem a pretty thankless task. The role comes with a swathe of duties and obligations, albeit laudable, and will often be unremunerated. What’s more, protectors will frequently incur personal expense and inconvenience arising from their office.

November 5, 2014

A list of 12 policy recommendations to support British family businesses has been published by a national sector organisation, ahead of the country’s elections next year.

A list of 12 policy recommendations to support British family businesses has been published by a national sector organisation, ahead of the country’s elections next year.

Notable family businesses in the UK include construction machinery manufacturer JCB, famed for its yellow diggers, and Associated British Food, which is controlled by the Weston family and owns discount retailer Primark.

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